This is a bit off topic and am hoping it was not discussed, but as of June 1, 2016 Blue Cross/Blue Shield is no longer accepting credit cards for premiums. They will accept checking accounts and prepaid cards.
Because I receive a grant for a portion of my monthly premium I have always paid the premium on our credit card then paid it off when I received the grant. I don't have $1600 plus laying around to pay out of our debit card,
This is yet another blow to our situation. My medicare begins July 1. My supplemental insurance looks like it is going to be ridiculous and the medication supplement has me paying $14k out of pocket before the supplement pays anything, and then with Part A, Part B, and drug coverages it will be 20% out of pocket with no limit to reach.
I am grasping at straws. My grant will only cover private insurance, not medicare for the premium. I did add Tasigna to my med base just in case I have to return to it.
I am in shock. There is no way around it, I have had insurance agents, assistance office, and SS tell me this.
So after sneaking in the whine fest on what I am going to be looking at, please if you did previously pay health benefits with a credit card it will no longer be permitted.
Another day, another whammy.